There are a zillion good tools out there that let you create attractive presentations.
However, there are far fewer (though I expect their number to grow exponentially with the growing sophistication of Artificial Intelligence) that do much of the design work for you – automatically. They vary, but they either let you plug in the visuals and/or text, and then take it from there.
Here is what I know of so far – let me know what I’m missing:
Animoto is the granddaddy of them all, and I’ve used it often.
Here’s a post I wrote about another tool: Type Your Text Into “SlideBot” & It Automatically Chooses Layout & Images For Your Slideshow
And, of course, this one: Wow – “My Simple Show” Is An Extraordinary Tool For Creating Free Video “Explainers”
The latest one is from Playbuzz (I’ve written about that tool before: “Playbuzz” Has Become A Remarkably Versatile Free Tool For Creating Online Games & Presentations).
They’ve just announced their “Smart” video tool. Here’s how they explain it:
Smart is the newest Playbuzz Video template. With more design options than ever before, Smart automatically matches the design and layout of your video to the content that you upload, whether it be images, videos, GIFs or text – while still giving you the option to customize the design to make sure your video has the feel and vibe that matches YOUR content.
Google announced that you can now have Google Photos automatically create music videos with your pictures.
Beautiful [AI] functions similar to other ones on this list. And it’s free.
Here’s a video about it:
Sharalike is an Animoto-like app.
Botnik is an intriguing writing tool. It has created separate Artificial Intelligence word banks from various sources (Carl Sagan, pancake recipes). You choose one, and begin to pick words from that particular “bank.” Its artificial intelligence then provides a list of likely ones to use next. You can then publish your finished product. In some ways, it’s a different version of a Sentence Navigator.
Haiku Deck Zuru uses artificial intelligence to help you create a slide presentation. Unfortunately, you have to subscribe to use it.
Show Quoth your photo and it will use Artificial Intelligence to find a quote to go along with it.
Two Ways to Quickly Turn Writing Into Videos is from Richard Byrne.
Drop Deck automatically creates slides for you as you type in a document.
Chat BCG lets you type in a topic, and then uses Artificial Intelligence to come up with a not-too-bad slide presentation on it.
Glimmer automatically creates visuals for slides after you upload text.
Okay, that’s all I have right now. Other suggestions?